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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Baltic Porter
L’Assomption, Canada

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3128) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2010
Licorice, anise, sweet roasted malts, touch of coffee. A little on the sweet side. Carb is way too high, nice mouth feel, a touch wattery in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil: Very deep brown pour with a khaki ring of head. Rich yet soft aroma- some licorice notes and light vanilla under a predominantly chocolaty malt nose. Creamy body (all of his beers have a nice palate) Rich flavor but smooth- fudgey, only mildly roasted with a soft fruitiness from the yeast that meshes with the nice chocolty malt presence- light vanilla as well. A rich yet cohesive & easy drinker.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3022) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2007
Sample, at the Mondial de la bière 2007, savoured May 31 2007; eye: black, creamy beige head, opaque, no effervescence; nose: aggressive hops, caramelized malt, light smoke; mouth: roasted malt, silky, hops, grainy malt, soya sauce, salty, long finale in hops, creamy, quite bitter, medium body, sticky and lightly grainy texture, average carbonation; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bue au Mondial de la bière 2007, savourée le 31 mai 2007; oeil : noire, mousse crémeuse beige, opaque, pas d’effervescence; nez : houblon agressif, malt caramélisé, légère fumée; bouche : malt torréfié, soyeuse, houblon, malt granuleux, sauce soya, salée, finale longue et houblonnées, crémeuse, assez amère, corps moyen, texture collante et légèrement granuleuse, carbonatation moyenne; en résumé : correct

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2991) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
On tap at the brewery, dark brown color, with some reddish highlights, and a beige head, nice soft roasted peanut, dark coffee, mild bitter chocolate, truffle nose with some faint yeasty fuity accents, and light roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malt note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild grated coconut, chocolatey praline, roasted, chocolate, toasted malt, light fruity character, with some dried raisin, blackcherry, mellow roasted coffee bean flavors, with a faint chocolate cake, chocolate truffle backbone, and a kind of bourbonish undertone, leading towards a light fruity, blackberry, chocolatey, faint lingering roasted bitterness finish.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (2944) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2009
500 ml bottle via julienhuxley, shared with Billy, served cool in a tuumbler. NO21/09.

App.: Deep brown-black, so-so tan head. Aroma: INFECTED! Unpleasant organic acids, some nice deep malts underneath (the silver lining), generally bad. Palate: Medium+ body, gentle carbonation. Flav.: Some nice black coffee and dark chocolate notes, light fruitiness, marred by infection; lightly sweet, low bitterness inappropriate tang.

Quite unfortunate. Needs to be re-rated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2938) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a huge slowly diminishing creamy beige head and nice lacing. Aroma of chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, roasted malt and caramel. Taste is sweet with chocolate (lots!), vanilla and caramel. Low to moderate carbonation. Not easily drinkable because of all the sugar. Good Baltic Porter with a nice chocolate profile.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2927) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
On tap, Mondiale 09. Very dark brown, creamy dark head. Oily roast aroma. Great taste - soft mouthfeel, slightly syrupy, Acidic and smooth. Very easy to drink for this style. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle shared with blankboy & garthicus at Volo, circa Dec 2008. Deep ruby with a small mocha head. Roasted malt aroma with a slight lactic sourness and hints of cold coffee. Medium bodied. Flavour is interesting - quite malty, but also a bit funky, plus notes of caramel and dry cocoa. Quite unique, and quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2011
The apearance is dark brown, red tinge, sligtht translucence. The aroma is sweet, brown sugar, chocolate. The flavor is the same as the aroma, but more roasty. Medium in body. Pine hop bitterness on the finish, some residual sweetness as well. Medium in body. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2699) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 20, 2009
Bottle (500ml) at Volo, shared with Blankboy & GregClow. Appearance: Ruby red/brown with a small brown head. Aroma: Alcohol with a slight sour lemon notes, somewhat nutty. As it warms it becomes peaty and smoky. Flavour: Slight sour, malt, peat and chocolate. Very nice. Another great Hopfenstark number!


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